King Daniel Into Darkness wrote:
Kirk is imperfect, in any timeline,
Meh, there's imperfect and imperfect. TOS Kirk had a believable skillset for a Starship Captain, perfect or not. (And TWOK Kirk's errors came from rustiness*.)
For my money there's a substantial air of desperation in the 'Failure to Zig-Zag / Raise the Shields' continuity tailgunning that's become fashionable since NuTrek decided to put itself in the same frame with TWOK. Intriguingly, a lot of this kind of stuff echoes in tone and specifics the over-the-top early fanrage against TWOK to which posters like yourself have been prone to compare dissent
from NuTrek. Isn't that ironic? Don't you think?
NuTrek Kirk does have a believable skillset and make believable errors for an inexperienced officer. But he doesn't have a believable skillset for a Starship Captain. He's crafted this way, that's his arc in STiD
: he starts out being unable to admit error or accept the qualities and judgments of his fellow officers (major gaps in a Starship Captain's character), and by the end of the film learns to do so.
The only thing about that picture that really doesn't make sense is why he's Captain of a Starship in the first place. It's a hard question to avoid when the whole character arc is built around his not
having the qualities of a Captain.
and no movie can survive a hostile reviewing.
"Hostile reviewing"? I've gone out of my way to be fair in my assessment of NuTrek's elements whether I particularly like them or not, so I'll thank you to knock this kind of nonsense off.